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Charlottesville Brain Injury Lawyer

Yvonne T. Griffin
Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyers in Charlottesville, VA

Don’t let the insurance company bully you into settling for less. Put Yvonne Griffin and her staff on your side. They’ll take over the fight while you recover.

Suffering a brain injury from a car accident? Need the best medical treatment possible? Yvonne Griffin, our personal injury partner, uses her significant personal injury experience helping people estimate the value range of their accident injuries.  And if needed, she has available to her and her clients a powerhouse of firm attorneys with expertise in workers’ compensation, disability, and property damage.  Knowing your options is valuable information. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 434-973-7474 or contact us online.

Yvonne’s Staff:

  • Matthew B. Westmoreland – Personal Injury Attorney (Liberty University School of Law)
  • Rachael Roy – Personal Injury Paralegal

Client Reviews:

“I have never seen a lawyer work so hard for her client. I will always go to her, she covers all the bases.”

“Yvonne Griffin represented me in a car accident case that required many months of hands on attention. She was a compassionate person always taking into consideration my limited abilities from my brain injury, but not making me feel inferior. She is a true professional.”

Case Results:

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]

  • Charlottesville, VA Brain Injury Resulting from Car Accident – $3,000,000
  • Brain & Neck Injury Resulting from Car Accident – $740,000

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I was injured in a car accident through no fault of my own. Is it true I can get paid twice for my medical bills and keep the difference?

Maybe, sometimes more (generally speaking under Virginia law.) The answer to this question depends on the type of health insurance you have. Virginia law states that you do not have to pay back health insurance, sold to you in Virginia, out of personal injury proceeds UNLESS your health insurance is taxpayer funded, such as Medicaid.

Virginia also requires you to pay back Workers’ Comp if you have a third-party recovery. Federal law also requires you to pay back taxpayer funded health insurance such as Medicare and federal employees’ insurance.  Federal law also requires that you pay back health coverage that qualifies as an ERISA plan.

If you have a regular plan of health insurance that you or your employer has purchased, FIRST, your health insurance should pay your medical bills. SECOND, the at-fault driver will then have to pay you 100% of your medical bills related to the crash. Your medical bills may be paid to you a THIRD time if you have medical benefits on your car insurance policy. (This is considered a no-fault coverage, so using it should not raise your insurance rates.) A FOURTH time may be possible if you have additional accident or injury coverage such as AFLAC.  You need to check the policies to see what they cover.

This is not a complete answer.  Each case is different and the answers may vary. We can check your insurance coverage and explain in more detail.

What are the common symptoms of brain injuries?

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Speech problems
  • Loss of coordination
  • Vision problems
  • Sensitivity to light

Three frequently asked questions about VA brain injury cases:

1. Does the type of TBI matter?

Traumatic brain injury falls into two broad categories, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Researchers have classified TBIs as:

  • Open TBI An open TBI results when the skull is fractured or penetrated by an outside force. Damage to the skull usually means there has been a violent act that has also damaged the brain. Such wounds often leave those affected unable to work or generate income — and in need of extensive long-term support and assistance.
  • Closed TBI A closed TBI results from an impact to the head that doesn’t penetrate the skull. Closed TBIs were long thought be less serious than we now know them to be. Recent studies have shown that victims of closed TBIs suffer permanent effects including irritability and memory loss, and their condition may be linked to other diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Either form of TBI requires medical assistance, which can be expensive and may not be covered by insurance.

2. Does it matter if the TBI was caused by a minor accident?

TBIs can have many causes, and each carries important legal differences. A minor car crash or something simply landing on your head can result in mild TBI. More severe cases lead to a cause of action for wrongful death.

A few common sources of TBI include:

  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Daycare Accidents
  • Recreation Park Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and fall Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents

Any injury to your head or brain caused by someone else’s actions may entitle you to legal compensation. We can explain more.

3. What is your fee structure for personal injury cases?

We handle brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis.  We do not get paid a legal fee until you receive a settlement or jury verdict award.

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We have four offices conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra (Across from Food Lion), Harrisonburg, and Staunton, Virginia.

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